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So who actually has a SR9?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hometheaterman, Aug 21, 2009.

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  1. hometheaterman

    hometheaterman Member

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    I've not heard many people recommending the SR9 or even saying much about it. Is this because you don't like them or you haven't used one? Anyway, who here actually has one or has personal experience with one. What do you think? Good? Bad? Just looking for user opinions. Would you recommend it?
     
  2. GunLvrNLearner

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    Never shot one but i like the price and glad Ruger entered te striker market
     
  3. Carne Frio

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    I put 4 magazine loads through one that a friend has.
    It was fun to shoot and reliable. I would get one, except
    I already have Glocks and Hi Powers. The Ruger grip is
    thinner than the Browning.
     
  4. m2steven

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    I have one. It handles like a 1911 and shoots very well. A very nice pistol, 100 percent reliable for me. Very nice looking I might add.
     
  5. Ben86

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    I don't have one but plan to own one. After owning a ruger lcp I have come to trust ruger pistols. I can tell you the sr9 feels really great in the hand and has nice sights.
     
  6. Bad Hammer

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    My brother-in-law has one and brings it over regularly to shoot in the back yard.
    For a pistol with a 17 round mag, the grip is amazingly thin.
    My wife has small hands and she can shoot it pretty well.
    I have put several hundred rounds through it and I like the way it handles. Really good accuracy.
    No problems so far.
    I'm actually thinking about getting one for the wife.
     
  7. Racinbob

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    Got one and I love it. I'm more in to revolvers but the SR9 just caught my eye when it came out. I love the looks, feel and reliability. The only failure was the fault of my early reloads being too light. Can't blame the pistol for that. The trigger was a touch gritty at first but improved greatly after a few hundred rounds. Great pistol at a great price.
     
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    I HAD one, got rid of it soon after I bought it. Trigger was terrible and it wouldn't group with any ammo I tried. This was after I sent it in for the recall.
     
  9. Armybrat

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    Had several light strikes in the first two magazines when breaking it in. After that the next 6 mags went down range very smoothly. I shot it straight out of the box without cleaning.
    Of course, gave it a good scrubbin' after field stripping it when we got home.

    really like mine.
     
  10. CornCod

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    I have shot about 150 rounds of FMJ through my SR9 with no stoppages. It feels pretty good. This is the first striker-fired pistol I have owned after 25 years of shooting with hammer-fired handguns. I still have to get used to the trigger a little. I am taking it out this weekend and plan to put another 50 rounds of Federal FMJ down the pipe. So far, so good.
     
  11. WesM

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    I have one, and I have one and have probably put about 350 rounds through mine. I like it a lot. For me, the grip feels much better than an XD or M&P. I know everyone is different. I liked the 17+1 capacity, Ruger being made in America, the manual safety, and the narrow grip. And honestly, I liked the way it looks better than the others.

    I have had one FTE out of the rounds shot so far, but no FTF or light strikes. It points very naturally for me and is more accurate than I am.

    I bought mine new for $399 tax included the day after Christmas. I don't think you could find another major brand pistol of this quality with these features for anywhere near that price.
     
  12. Expertowgunner

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    nice grip but would rather have a cz p07 duty, glock, or s&w mp over this. Bad doesnt even begin to describe its trigger and was not impressed. some may like the fact that ruger is "american made" but besides their 10/22 rifles i dont like most of rugers line up
     
  13. Expertowgunner

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    oh and todays rugers are worse than before anybody see their "new and improved" 10/22 rifles expensive pot metal crap if you ask me. give me a 1980-2003 one and im happy.
     
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    I wanted one, but when I handled one in the gunstore, I could not believe how bad the trigger was. Seems to be a well engineered pistol, but someone took a nap when the trigger group was designed.

    Felt kinda' like trying to push a shovel through a pile of coarse rocks :cuss:
     
  15. PT1911

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    trigger was "grainy" feeling.... pretty terrible... that said, it is a comfortable gun with good capacity for a remarkably thin grip. the mag actually seems larger than the grip... pretty nuts.
     
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    Mine went back to the factory because of barrel peening.

    Since I've got it back its been 100%----fantastic weapon and VERY accurate.

    What's not to like---thin---American made--with a large ammo load.

    Dumped my Glocks and will be buying another one in the near future. Makes a Glock feel like a brick.


    PS---the trigger gets better the more you shoot it.
     
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    I have one or should say my wife now has one. It is thin enough for her hands. Taking the mag saftey out helped the trigger pull. Great gun for the price needs just a little trigger work.
     
  18. hometheaterman

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    What exactly is barrel peening? I've seen that term a few times before but can't say I really know what it means. I figured maybe this was a good time to ask.
     
  19. ichiban

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    I have one and I enjoy shooting and have had no FTF or FTE issues. I like the ergonomics and the thumb safety. I think it is a very good gun for the money. The worst feature on it is its trigger. That's why I'm so looking forward to this after market trigger coming out.
    http://www.ghostblock.com/
     
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    Peening on sr9 barrel.
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  21. GLOOB

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    And this being Ruger's most undependable, least durable, and most cheaply constructed firearm they have probably ever made!?

    I USED to trust Ruger. I am wary of the SR9, partly because of the change of direction they took with the Keltec knockoff.
     
  22. Armybrat

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    My LCP is extremely reliable.

    What you shouldn't rely on are the Internet complaints about malfunctioning semiautos that have had recalls.
    Sig, H&K, Glock, Colt, S&W....they've all had recalls too, and plenty of complaints online.
     
  23. GLOOB

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    I know they are reliable. They are just as reliable as the current production Keltecs. I'd gladly carry one and trust it to work as intended. I was making a relative comparison.

    All I'm saying is, Ruger has been making high quality firearms for a heck of a long time - guns that are reliable to a fault and built to last centuries. The LCP is pretty low on the list of "quality" guns that Ruger makes.
     
  24. brassdog

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    Sounds interesting!
    What's the actual width of the Ruger grip?
     
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